As we enter the time of darkness, when the sky is dark by supper
and the streets are slippery with freezing rain.
As we enter the time of darkness, when the news is dark by supper
and the world is slipping into the absurdities of power,
We enter the time of Hope.
As strange as it seems, in the darkening days of December
when we know it will only get darker these next days -
We celebrate Hope. 
A coming child, a time of wonder,
when light stands out against the dark
and light stands against the dark
We, we the ordinary mortals, stand, against the dark!
For God, working in us, can do more than we could ask, or even imagine.